body mass index

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body mass index

[¦bäd·ē ¦mas ‚in·deks]
(medicine)
An estimation of the amount of fat stored in adipose tissue that can be calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. Abbreviated BMI.
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